Jon Hamm admits he wasn't always in demand before Mad Men

The actor tells Jimmy Kimmel he was fired from a US sitcom in 2005 after his character was re-cast as a woman

Chris Mandle
Thursday 25 June 2015 12:29
Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm

He might be one of the most in-demand actors around, but it wasn't always plain sailing for Jon Hamm.

The actor was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, discussing Mad Men's unusual ending earlier this year, but he came back on the couch when the host was interviewing Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan.

Caplan mentioned that the two worked together- albeit briefly - in 2005, on Warner Brothers' pilot Related.

“I didn't get to spend more time with Jon, though, because one of us got fired after the pilot,” said Caplan.

“Spoiler alert, it wasn't Lizzy,” added Hamm. “They went a different way - I was recast [as] a woman!”

Related was picked up in 2005, but was cancelled after one season.

The show, which centered on the lives of four close-knit Italian sisters living in Brooklyn, was heavily hyped due to being created by former Sex and the City writer Liz Tuccillo and exec produced by Marta Kauffman, who co-created Friends.

Caplan played Marjee, a party planner who starts dating her bosses boyfriend, while Hamm was initially cast as Danny, a restaurant owner. The show was panned by critics, but luckily things ended up working out pretty well for both of them.

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